Join One World Arts for an evening dedicated to exploring politics, protests and social movements in the United States and Senegal.
Quitte le Pouvoir takes a look at the ‘Y’en a marre’(‘Fed Up’) movement, organized by journalists and hip hop artists in Senegal to engage citizens, especially youth, in voting out then president Abdoulaye Wade in 2011.
The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution follows the rise and fall of the Black Panthers Party for Self-Defense, founded in the 1960s in the United States by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale.
A panel discussion with anti-racism activist Chelby Daigle and political activist Khalid Haneef-Jabari, moderated by Adrian Harewood (CBC Ottawa News), will follow the screening of these compelling and riveting documentaries.
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Politics, Protest, and People Power | Saturday, October 1st 5:30PM
Hosted by Adrian Harewood
6PM Quitte le Pouvoir (Step Down)
Directed by Aida Grovestins | Netherlands, Senegal | 2014 | 46 min
A collective of journalists and musicians from Dakar’s inner city form the ‘Y’en a marre’(‘Fed Up’) movement in opposition to Senegal’s President Abdoulaye Wade’s unconstitutional attempt at a third term in 2011 and successfully register and engage 300,000 new voters, inspiring youth in Senegal and across Africa to exercise their democratic rights.
7:15PM The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution
Directed by Stanley Nelson | U.S. | 2015 | 115 min
Master documentarian Stanley Nelson provides an essential history and vibrant chronicle of the rise and fall of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. With its calls for freedom, equality, and an “immediate end to police brutality and murder of black people,” the Black Panthers birthed a new revolutionary culture in America that continues to resonate in the fight for racial justice in present-day America and the Black Lives Matter movement.
9:15PM Panel discussion with anti-racism activist Chelby Marie Daigle and political activist Khalid Haneef-Jabari, moderated by Adrian Harewood (CBC News Ottawa).